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2010-09-27 09:20:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Legion is urging Congress to pass substantial improvements to the Post-9/11 GI Bill before it recesses for upcoming elections. Senators and representatives could go home to campaign as early as Friday. Legislation introduced May 27 by Sen. Daniel Akaka, D-Hawaii, would provide education benefits to some National Guard and Reserve members who were inadvertently left out of the original legislation passed in June 2009. The...

2010-04-12 07:00:00

29 Dead In West Virginia Mine Because Of Chamber Policies Congress Members Must Order Halt To Contact With Chamber Lobbyists WASHINGTON, April 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- StopTheChamber.com, a coalition of NGOs dedicated to corporate and government accountability, has been warning for months about the devastating effect of U.S. Chamber of Commerce policies on the well being of Americans. Specifically, the Chamber has spent hundreds of millions to fight any regulation of its dues...

2010-03-24 15:30:00

WASHINGTON, March 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Independent Women's Voice CEO Heather Higgins today announced the launch of SomeAreMoreEqual.com, a web site designed to draw attention to the so-called "Leadership and Committee Staff Carve-Out" provision exempting key congressional staffers from some of the requirements of the health spending bill signed into law just yesterday. "In our Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson wrote that 'All men are created equal,'" said Higgins....

2010-03-16 11:35:00

WASHINGTON, March 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA) issues the following statement calling for a single up-or-down vote on Healthcare Reform: "I have been an advocate among my Congressional colleagues for a single, decisive up-or-down vote on Healthcare Reform. I will cast my vote in favor of the Senate Healthcare bill with corrections, just as a journalist's important story is published or broadcast with an editor's corrections. "The chatter in Washington D.C....

2010-02-01 14:18:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CQ-Roll Call Group today announced that CQ Budget Tracker, Capitol Hill's definitive resource for real-time intelligence on the federal budget and appropriations process, will offer in-depth, comprehensive coverage of the president's FY 2011 budget proposal. "President Obama's submission today of his fiscal 2011 budget proposal kicks off what is sure to be a contentious debate over the nation's spending priorities," said Mike Mills, editorial...

2010-01-21 13:28:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 362,000-member National Taxpayers Union (NTU) spearheaded a diverse coalition of groups calling for passage of a health care transparency resolution in the U.S. House of Representatives. More than 30 groups signed on to an open letter supporting an effort to bring negotiations on health care legislation out into the open, allowing the American people to see what actions their elected representatives are taking on their behalf. (Logo:...

2010-01-19 08:00:00

Introduces new daily briefing on environmental policy WASHINGTON, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CQ-Roll Call Group today announced the launch of CQ Energy & Climate, a new service on CQ.com that provides in-depth coverage of the latest energy and environmental issues facing Congress and the government agencies. "Energy and climate change are among the top priorities facing Congress and the administration," said Keith White, associate director, CQ-Roll Call Group. "This new...

2010-01-11 07:00:00

Online monitoring service tracks regulatory changes from state agencies and register publications WASHINGTON, Jan. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CQ-Roll Call Group today announced the launch of CQ StateTrack's new regulatory monitoring service. This new service provides users with the ability to identify and monitor rule-making activities in single states or across multiple states. "We are very excited about our new regulatory monitoring service," said Ron Hogan, vice president and...

2009-09-16 17:18:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Reform opponents continue to spread myths about components of America's Affordable Health Choices Act, including the nonsensical claim that the federal government has no constitutionally valid role in reforming our health care system -- apparently ignoring the validity of Medicare and other popular federal health reforms. MYTH: "Health insurance reform could be unconstitutional... or violate the 10th amendment." FACT: As with Medicare and...

2009-09-01 13:00:00

Contrary to common perception, special interest groups are not responsible for the partisan division in Congress "“ and often join bipartisan coalitions to support legislation, according to a Michigan State University political scientist.The same groups that line up on two sides in elections come together afterward to advance the same bills, said Matt Grossmann, assistant professor of political science.Grossmann cited the current debate over national health care as an example....